Hello, I'm a non-standard applying for dentistry at JCU for 2019 entry. I'm genuinely interested in working in a rural community and fell in love with Cairns when I went there for a short holiday. I have a few questions for those who know how I can increase my chances of being selected? Questions: -Is a first semester GPA of 6.5 and an ATAR of 97.5 enough to pass me through the academic requirements? -I'm currently doing work experience at a dental clinic in Sydney and training to work as a dental assistant there. Should I ask a dentist to be a reference? -I'm also thinking of looking for 2-3 day work experience at a dental clinic in regional/rural Sydney, is this a good idea? -Any other things that I definitely should include, especially to express my interest in dentistry and/or rural healthcare?